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Julie Darbyshire

MA, MSc, DPhil

Critical Care Research Programme Manager/Senior Critical Care Researcher

Julie is the Research Programme Manager for the Critical Care group based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research & Education. Her duties include strategic planning for the group and management of the multidisciplinary team of support staff and researchers, including personnel from both the University and the NHS. She also liaises with University Research Services and the departmental administration and finance office on a regular basis.

Current projects for the group include Wellcome Trust and Department of Health funded Hospital Alerting via Electronic Noticeboard (HAVEN) and NIHR funded REFLECT and SILENCE, both funded though the Research for Patient Benefit stream. The research group is also part of an active research theme within the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, running a number of digital health and technology studies with patients both in hospital and at home.

Previous projects include Post Intensive Care Risk-adjusted Alerting and Monitoring (PICRAM), the primary aim of which is to create tailored alert settings based on a patient’s own clinical parameters during their stay on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); the Intensive Care Outcomes Network (ICON), which provides an overview of long term health following ICU admission, and collaborations with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and The Institute of Biomedical Engineering including the Computer Alerting and Monitoring Studies (CALMS) which focus on alert systems for patients who have undergone major abdominal surgery. The group has also created a research dataset which allows population analyses of the ICU cohort. Contact Julie for more details.

Julie’s own academic interests focus on psychological outcomes after critical illness, patient-oriented improvements in healthcare delivery, public understanding of research, and the importance of publishing trial results for the lay audience. Prior to joining the department in 2011 Julie worked for the University of Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit managing large scale international trials and was co-investigator for the 4-T Results Dissemination sub-study.

Julie holds higher degrees in both art and science. Her Masters theses have explored the role of cultural conditioning on the populist view of science and scientists; summaries of which were commissioned by the LabLit website for a generalist audience

As part of her DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford she investigated noise levels in the Intensive Care environment and the relationships between noise, sleep and ICU-acquired delirium.She has an ongoing interest in improving sleep quality and 'humanising' the ICU environment to benefit staff and patients.

Julie is registered with ResearchGate

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